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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Oct 6, 2012 10:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Online chat with David Lemieux in 30 minutes

That's a shame because there is nothing of note on any of those 3 St. Louis shows to warrant a release,any of the Nov. shows sans 11/14 and possibly 11/12 (unlistenable due to mix we have available) would be preferable.I hold out hope that down the line the powers that be would see that the Dec. run was a unique chunk of GD history with the band at it's peak and should be represented by a box set.

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Poster: billydlions Date: Oct 6, 2012 3:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Online chat with David Lemieux in 30 minutes

All 5 of the December 72 shows would have been a much better box set than spring 1990...I'd take even partial shows with cuts over 1990. Damn shame.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Oct 6, 2012 3:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Online chat with David Lemieux in 30 minutes

Well,I rarely listen to anything past 78' so I certainly don't have any interest in releases after that,but I understand they have to be open to the entire span of the bands career.What really confuses me is when they put out a weak show from the bands strong years like the first 4 Dave's Picks,I can't see what made any one of them release worthy.
-DP 1-
Promised Land was the only exceptional performance from the entire show.
-DP 2-
To Lay Me Down was the lone highlight.
-DP 3
There wasn't a single special performance from the 10/22 show,the Dark Star from the bonus disc was the only reason to listen to this release.
-DP 4-
The newest has nothing exceptional on it at all.

So I would be thrilled with a Dec. 72' box which was overflowing with brilliant versions of their more challenging material.